The major DFS operators and sports leagues refused to participate. The informational hearing, no legislation has been introduced, was largely void of the fireworks and theatrics some had expected. Rep. Pallone still took the opportunity to blast FanDuel and DraftKings as hypocrites. He asked how the two operators, which comprise 95 percent of the DFS market, could maintain their stance that daily fantasy sports is distinguishably different than prohibited forms of sports gambling, even as they apply for gambling licenses in the United Kingdom. “What is DraftKings’ rationale for getting a gambling license in the U.K. if they say daily fantasy sports is not gambling? How do they justify this?”

"This past month continues the trend of our ticket sales increasing in 18 of the last 20 months,” Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said today. This means more prizes for our players, more commissions for our retailers, and, most importantly, more scholarship money for college-bound Arkansas students.”

Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems, Scientific Games, said, “To protect future funding to lottery beneficiaries, the industry must keep pace with rapidly changing consumer demands. Scientific Games has innovated payment options to align with today’s consumer preferences. We are experiencing an increasingly cashless society, and the timing was right for the Pennsylvania Lottery to test new convenient commerce solutions to their players and retailers.”

Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director, held a press conference at the 7-Eleven store, 750 Chambers Street, Trenton in Mercer County, to introduce and congratulate the store owner, Andrea Shin. Director Hedinger presented her with a ceremonial check for $30,000 representing the bonus commission the store will receive for selling the jackpot winning Powerball ticket from the Saturday, May 7 drawing.

“Winning the Powerball jackpot is a life-changing event. Congratulations to the ticketholder(s) and to the retailer who sold it,” said Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director. “The winner and the retailer that sold this $429.6 million winning ticket will be added to the national Lottery historical record. This is the seventh largest Powerball jackpot in history.” Hedinger continued, “We expect that the winner or winners will take their time before claiming the prize and consult with the appropriate professionals that can assist them in navigating these unchartered waters. Certainly though, we will be anxiously awaiting the phone call.”

"Our focus on strategic priorities - product excellence, profitable growth, and strengthening cash flow - is taking hold, as we have generated positive growth for the past two consecutive quarters. We are building momentum and delivering improved business results, clear evidence of the strength of our comprehensive product portfolio. As we move forward, we are committed to continuous improvement to unlock the power of our brands, leverage our unrivaled innovation and serve our customers to provide meaningful, long-term shareholder value," said Gavin Isaacs, President and CEO of Scientific Games.

The total surpassed the previous best month, July 2015, which saw casinos generate $98.95 million. Maryland’s first casino opened in September 2010, and there are now five casinos operating in the state

Studies conducted over the summer of 2015 with global research leader Ipsos show that the EquiLottery game concept, which allows players to purchase quick pick lottery tickets based on future live horse races and watch these races at their convenience through mobile, online and in-store platforms, has widespread appeal across all major demographics in Kentucky.

"Our enhancement of the casino management systems at Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel speaks to the strength of our partnership and the reliability of IGT systems," said Nick Khin, IGT Senior Vice President of Sales, North America Gaming & Interactive. "Our systems innovation is second to none in the gaming industry, and it enables IGT to offer our customers exactly what they need to meet specific operations and player needs in any market."

“Pollard Banknote is excited to see the exceptional sales performance of Swisslos’ first Scratch FX® instant game,” said Michelle Annadale, Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. “Das Traum-Los is the latest in a long list of successful instant games that utilize our patented Scratch FX® process. Swisslos’ sales numbers match our expectations: on average, initial launches of Scratch FX® games sell 40% higher than average games at the same price point. We look forward to working with Swisslos to add more of Pollard Banknote’s print innovations to its instant game portfolio.”

Statewide, gaming revenues are up 1.63% for the past six months, with a 3.25% increase in slot win and a -0.98% drop in game win. The Las Vegas Strip is up less, at 0.64%. Slot win is up 3.82% for the period, while games are down 03.30%. Downtown Las Vegas is up 6.18%, with a growing slot win (+8.07%) complementing an increasing game win (+1.78%). The Boulder Strip, a weathervane for the Las Vegas market, is up 1.84% for the period.

Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta has recognized 62 Kansas Lottery retailers for outstanding lottery sales in calendar year 2015. "For the first time, we have two retailers that sold more than $1,000,000 in lottery products in a single year," said Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta. "We very much appreciate their hard work and the hard work of all of our great retail partners."

In fiscal year 2015, NOVOMATIC AG recruited some 1,900 new employees and was increased turnover by 5.5% to a new record high of more than EUR 2 billion, an increase of 5.5%. The largest gains were generated from proceeds in the area of gaming technology rentals, which increased by 7.9% to EUR 594.7 million. Harald Neumann, NOVOMATIC CEO, said: “This annual result is proof of the successful implementation of our strategy to cover all the segments of the international gaming industry as a full-service supplier and to further extend our market share in key European gaming markets such as Spain, UK and Italy.” In Spain, NOVOMATIC has developed a strong presence based on its successful duality strategy with the take-over of the third-largest manufacturer GiGames and the acquisition of several arcade operations. In the UK, Playnation, a renowned operator in the amusement segment operating some 20,000 amusement machines in over 1,700 locations, was acquired

“We are a company that strives to bring people together from across the globe sharing the same values, innovative spirit and the drive to move the lottery industry forward and provide our customers with up to date technology and services that will help to improve their contribution to the good causes they in turn serve,” said Frank Cecchini, the CEO of NLS. “Our guests were impressed by the enthusiasm and creativity of the NLS team which only assures me that we are on the right track to establishing a leading position in this industry,” added Heidar Karlsson, the CTO of NLS. Click here to read release

Eland will oversee Brightstar’s Information Technology, service delivery and logistics initiatives, and will report to President and CEO, Jaymin B. Patel. Globally, he will be responsible for aligning all IT and service delivery platforms across the company’s six continents of operation. Eland joins Brightstar from IGT Corporation, the world's leading end-to-end gaming company, where he held several global and regional leadership roles over a 31-year career. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Services

Australia is going blocking in-play betting by introducing what they call “disruption” tactics to prevent Australian citizens from gambling any further with illegal offshore operators. While the government stopped short of saying that unlicensed sites will be blocked outright, confirmed measures do include the Australian version of a blacklist naming and shaming violating sites and their operators. An additional confirmed measure is federal coordination of prevention efforts with banks and credit card companies.

GLI’s Managing Director of GLI Europe and Africa Martin Britton said, “We would like to thank ONJN in awarding the first Class II license to GLI, and we wish them every success. This will allow our clients to move forward in this regulated market, and we would be happy for suppliers and operators to contact GLI as we have up-to-the-minute information about the Romanian regulation, along with all the various certification and audit requirements. “We see Romania as a key regulated jurisdiction for suppliers and operators moving forward,” he said.

Betting companies are required to obtain a licence that governs tax compliance, payment of duties and ensuring that the bookmaker is fit to hold a licence. But no laws have been implemented requiring bookmakers to monitor for suspicious gambling activity, in contrast to industries such as banking and accountancy. In 2013, proposals for the introduction of gambling regulations were drawn up and agreed on - but three years later the law is yet to be signed off.

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Scientific Games Group Chief Executive of Gaming Derik Mooberry said, "Our extensive, integrated systems solutions will deliver a single view of the player, centralized management, and offer exciting new ways to attract, reward, and engage players while streamlining operations at Angel of the Winds Casino.

“We’re proud of our many accomplishments and look forward to continuing the success of the Lottery as we generate revenue to educate the next 100,000 students,” said David Barden, New Mexico Lottery chief executive officer.

“Our 10th year is shaping up to be another record-breaking year,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “We know we are going to surpass our goal for the year. The question now is how far beyond $529 million will our earnings go. Every one of those extra dollars will help make a difference for education in North Carolina.”


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